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Old 06-22-2009, 04:42 AM
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HIDs early failure/rant

About three months or so ago i had an HID bulb fail and replaced it with a spare, ran that for a while then bought new replacements from mobilehid.com. When they got to my house i left them n the box because i had ordered some gen three projectors and figured id just install directly into them and not bother with the stock housings, which i did.

So on the way home tonight i noticed that one seemed like it was sweeping from side to side and then i pulled in the driveway and sure enough it was. Looked like the centerspot on the driver side was shifting from side to side every now and again. So i ran in to get the camera to show you, but when i got back out the shifting was gone and instead it looks like (to me ) what i describe as the HID supernova...

Starts to turn blue


Then Purple


Then the bulb fails completely.. i email mobilehid about a warranty replacement and hope they 'll send me a new bulb because these are only THREE weeks old.. next time i buy bulbs i will buy phillips only and stop recomending mobilehid. this is my second set in a year...
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Old 06-22-2009, 05:03 AM
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Re: HIDs early failure/rant

Yeah that doesn't look good. I have the 5k from xentec. I would love to get the phillips bulbs.... Let me know if and where you get them from bro...
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Old 06-22-2009, 10:53 AM
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Re: HIDs early failure/rant

xenondepot FTW!
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Old 06-22-2009, 10:55 AM
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Re: HIDs early failure/rant

that's nuts!!!!!
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Re: HIDs early failure/rant

That's what happens with cheap Chinese kits. Switch the bulbs from either side to rule out the ballast first.
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Old 06-22-2009, 11:22 AM
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Re: HIDs early failure/rant

both bulbs look weird. Theres something else going on......
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Old 06-22-2009, 11:25 AM
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Trippy dude.
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Old 06-22-2009, 11:48 AM
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Re: HIDs early failure/rant

How much for the Philips at xenondepot.com? Im a little P.O.'d because I thought thats what the Xtreme 6500K came with, since thats whats listed on their chart. I didnt pay attention I guess and read the whole thing on the ordering page, so more pissed at myself....

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Old 06-22-2009, 11:57 AM
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Re: HIDs early failure/rant

they use phillips glass
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Old 06-22-2009, 11:59 AM
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Re: HIDs early failure/rant

phillips doesnt make 9006 HID bulbs...so you are only getting phillips rebased bulbs in 9006
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Old 06-22-2009, 12:11 PM
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Re: HIDs early failure/rant

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phillips doesnt make 9006 HID bulbs...so you are only getting phillips rebased bulbs in 9006

Rebased, as in they took a philips bulb and popped it on a 9006 base? And thats what I have already? When I was looking for HIDs in the beggining all I heard was that philips were the best bulbs to get, quality and lasting the longest.

How come on justforjeeps.com I noticed they sell one HID bulb for like $125. Thats insane if its the right price, i'd rather just keep buying xtreme kits if thats the case.

Just thought of another question, sorry to thread jack. For the WK fogs, will the volt kits work, or is a relay harness needed also? I want HID fogs now, these LED bulbs are bright when looking straight on but do not put out any usable light out in front of the car.
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Re: HIDs early failure/rant

yes....phillips bulbs on a 9006 base....pretty much what you have. Phillips are the best if you get them in an HID size like d1s, d2s, d4s and so on.

The bulbs on justforjeeps are probably oem d1s bulbs and you know how oem is priced.

The volt kits will work on the fogs...but.....(i know...always a but) a few members had to have a relays on the fogs...but....most didnt.
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